Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) was aware that surveys were being conducted to find out how COVID-19 is affecting specific target groups. PAE has run a survey to find out how the pandemic affects chronic pain patients across Europe.

With the scientific knowledge and support of the European Pain Federation (EFIC) and Grünenthal as sponsor, PAE was able to develop and execute a survey in 12 languages within a time span of 6 weeks.

This was made possible with help from volunteers within PAE’s member associations.

The analysis was done on a voluntary basis by Professor Kevin E Vowles, School of Psychology, Queen’s University, Belfast.

A summary of the survey results was presented to PAE members at the PAE General Assembly in June 2020. You can see them here. 

The comparison with the EFIC/healthcare professionals’ survey will be available in the months to come.


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